The Use of Three-Dimensional Documentation Technologies in Archaeological Applications

dc.contributor.advisorLichti, Derek
dc.contributor.advisorDawson, Peter
dc.contributor.authorJahraus, Adam
dc.contributor.committeememberLevy, Richard
dc.contributor.committeememberShahbazi, Mozhdeh
dc.description.abstractIn archaeology, it is useful to document the shape of features of interest. There are many three-dimensional measurement technologies available that can help accomplish this task. An error model for a handheld 3D scanner called the DPI-7 was created. This error model reduced the errors in the in-plane directions by up to 59%. The levels of precision in two technologies, terrestrial laser scanning and computer vision assisted photogrammetry, were determined through the simulation of observations in a virtual environment. It was found that terrestrial laser scanning point observations had a standard deviation (in the direction of least precision) of 6mm, while photogrammetry could achieve a value of 10mm. The point cloud data from the scans of an excavation in the Canadian arctic were used to create a detailed and coloured visual model of the site, and was subsequently used in a virtual reality visualization of the site in question.en_US
dc.identifier.citationJahraus, A. (2017). The Use of Three-Dimensional Documentation Technologies in Archaeological Applications (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from doi:10.11575/PRISM/28415en_US
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
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dc.subject.other3D scanning
dc.subject.otherArchaeological documentation
dc.subject.otherComputer Graphics
dc.subject.otherTerrestrial Laser Scanning
dc.titleThe Use of Three-Dimensional Documentation Technologies in Archaeological Applications
dc.typemaster thesis Engineering of Calgary of Science (MSc)